About the Concert
Something magical always seems to happen at A Chanticleer Christmas. Gregorian chant sets an expectant mood. The room is hushed, the lights are low until the music rings out, “Arise, Shine, Your Light Has Come.” Candles are extinguished and a festive mood ensues. Shepherds compare notes, angels sing on high, a special baby is celebrated, his mother is praised and the whole Earth seems to come to life again. This year’s concerts will combine soaring motets of Palestrina, Corteccia, Sweelinck and Lassus with favorite carols. Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s holiday story of Stefan the Stable Boy, written for us and first heard two years ago, will return “by popular demand.” A familiar gospel medley from the pen of Joseph Jennings will round out the evening. Of course, what would Christmas be without Biebl’s “Ave Maria”? Most importantly, what would Christmas be without you? When you celebrate this magical season with us, something special really does happen.
Salon Series: There will be an exceptional Christmas event on December 10th in our new home at Trinity St. Peter's Episcopal Church where we will have an intimate candlelight evening. Chanticleer’s Music Director, Fred Scott, and Robert Gurney, Trinity St. Peter’s Director of Music, will play the famous Skinner organ, and Christmas will be rung in with song and wassail. Think about it as a supplement to your Chanticleer Christmas.